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Jamaica increasingly ungovernable

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 4:41 PM


Today's papers are filled with news of taxi drivers who are beyond the rule of law, men who take the lives of their passengers and themselves so lightly that they bump and bore through the traffic.

Driving through Papine between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. daily takes your breath away leaves you angry and wondering can this country be governed. There has been news of an accident on Melrose Hill where a man overtook a line of traffic causing a Coaster bus filled with passengers to turn over.

As we cope with Romanian scammers, a $100 fine for an alleged gang leader and many other matters, we realise how close we are to being ungovernable. Sometimes I try to watch the parliamentary debate, but am often left frustrated, bewildered and bothered as I hear the plans, the money to be spent, and wonder how little of this will be used for the purpose intended.

I am growing increasingly of the opinion that those who can change the rules do so to suit themselves. I wonder what proportion of my countrymen and women believe in the rule of law and function within the rules.